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Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry

In 1962, Loretta Lynn was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, just two years after her debut on the famous Nashville stage. On Tuesday night (Sept. 25), the iconic country singer celebrated the 50th anniversary of her induction with a commemorative show.

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Loretta Lynn to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on Grand Ole Opry in Style

Country music legend Loretta Lynn is set to celebrate her 50th anniversary on the Grand Ole Opry on Sept. 25, and it's shaping up to be a big all-star party. The 'Coal Miner's Daughter' singer will be joined by her sister, Crystal Gayle, as well as friends like Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and Pistol Annies, who will be making their debut on the hallowed stage.

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Loretta Lynn: ‘Country Today Is Like Pop Music Was 40 Years Ago’

At 80 years old, Loretta Lynn is one country music legend who has only continued to perfect her sound and her style throughout the years -- and she's still going strong. Although she admits that modern country music is more like the old school pop music she's used to, she likes the recent sound, and she's quick to tip her well-worn cowgirl hat to new artists.

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Loretta Lynn Meets New Great-Grandbaby

Cute alert! Earlier this week, Tayla Lynn -- of country trio Stealing Angels and granddaughter to the legendary Loretta Lynn -- had her loving "Memaw" over to meet her 3-week-old son, Tru, for the very first time.

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Banned Country Songs – Loretta Lynn, ‘The Pill’

Loretta Lynn's song about the birth control pill upset conservative country music fans in the mid-70s. People wrote a story of a Kentucky preacher who denounced the song, which of course made it extremely popular. "Miniskirts, h

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No. 12: Loretta Lynn, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ – Top 100 Country Songs

Loretta Lynn's autobiographical hit from 1970 was turned into a book and later a movie of the same name. Unlike rap music, it's rare an autobiographical song becomes a hit in country music. But 'Coal Miner's Daughter' is without a doubt one of the most well-known hits of all time, an easy choice for the single song from this legend's catalog on the Top 100 Country Songs list. 

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Top 10 Loretta Lynn Songs

Loretta Lynn’s story is one of the most celebrated in the history of American music. The Country Music Hall of Famer arrived on the scene with an independent recording of ‘I’m a Honky Girl’ in 1960. After a move to Decca Records with producer Owen Bradley, Lynn would rise to the top of country music at the forefront of the women’s liberation movement.

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Loretta Lynn Under Fire for Age Discrepancy

Loretta Lynn has always been less than outspoken about her age, but it's recently been discovered that the singer may not be as young as she claims. If that's the case, how accurate is the timeline of events as depicted in her autobiography and 1980 Oscar-winning movie, 'Coal Miner's Daughter'? According to recovered Kentucky state birth certificates and marriage licenses for Loretta Webb Lynn, pivotal information woven into the film's plot -- Lynn's famous life story --  may be completely false.

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Zooey Deschanel to Play Loretta Lynn in ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ on Broadway

Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and guess who's going to play the lead role? Adorable 'New Girl' star Zooey Deschanel! The celebrated country star revealed her plans for the musical adaptation of 'Coal Miner's Daughter' on Thursday night (May 10) during a Grand Ole Opry performance at the Ryman Auditorium -- and she brought Deschanel on stage to help share the news, much to the audience's surprise.

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Miranda Lambert Beyond Flattered by Getting Loretta Lynn’s Approval

At a recent stop on her On Fire Tour, Miranda Lambert opened up about her career goals for the future, but also how she got her start -- her beginnings as a singer, especially what it was like to hear legendary country singer Loretta Lynn give her some pretty hefty praise.

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